After a strange season capped by a strange game of inches, busted cinches and ethical flinches, the Auburn Tigers held the crystal football at last.
Oregon and Auburn don't have much in common. Pat Forde takes a closer look in the tale of the tape.
Auburn might not be the most popular team in the BCS title game, but the Tigers don't care. Neither the perception or the pressure are getting the group who remained jovial and loose at media day.
Oregon may not want to admit it, but Friday's win against Arizona was a second-to-last step toward the BCS national title game.
Because Saturday failed to deliver any suspense, Sunday's BCS announcement is a mere walk-through for what should be an explosive title game matchup.